The Iran Deal and Chinese Fighters

It’s just about impossible to show just how incredibly, strategically bad the Obama deal with Iran is.  The true scope of the disaster will be a blinding flash of the obvious nuclear warhead over Israel.  In the interim, we can take a look at some of the short term effects.

The deal will release about $150 billion dollars to the Iranians. It would also lift existing sanctions that make it harder for other countries to do business with Iran.  Not surprisingly, countries are eager to get around that.

China and Iran are mulling a $1 billion deal that would see China trade 24 Chengdu J-10 fourth-generation fighter jets in exchange for control of Iran’s biggest oil field for two decades, a report in the Taiwanese newspaper Want Daily said Thursday. The oil field in question is the 350 square-mile Azadegan field, which produces around 40,000 barrels of light and heavy crude per day. It’s currently operated by the National Iranian Oil Company and is thought to be the largest oil discovery in the country in 30 years.

Spill speculates that the current Iranian fleet of MiG-29s would be the first to be retired. And my speculation is, based on the numbers

1 thought on “The Iran Deal and Chinese Fighters”

  1. Looks like your speculation got cut off-what do you think will be retired?

    I wonder if they would rather have the Russians overhaul the MiG-29s and Su-24s and either get some more and make them a major part of their fleet, or pass them to Syria after overhaul.

    I imagine the J-7s and F-5s will be replaced quickly. They’ve done a lot of work to keep the F-4s and F-14s flying, so they might not toss all that out right away.

    Whatever they do I bet they try to get domestic production/tech transfer as part of the deal.

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